National Public Health Week 2017

National Public Health Week in Brookline is Saturday, April 1 thru Saturday,
April 8, 2017. Events throughout the week 
Brookline Public Health Week Picture 2017acknowledge the contributions of public health in communities across the country and highlights issues that are important to improving the health of our nation.  You can join the movement by getting involved in the events being held throughout the week. 

Youth Climate Adaptation Challenge

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, come to the Pierce School between 11:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. Brookline students with a passion for science are invited to create and present new ideas that address current climate change challenges. Participants with the most innovative ideas will receive a certificate. 50 School Street. 

Movie Night - Contagion

On Monday, April 3, 2017, come to the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA at 6:00pm. Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure. Q&A session with Dr. Dori Zaleznik. Download this event's flyer here

It's Easy Being Green at Home

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, come to Hunneman Hall, Brookline Main Library, 361 Washington Street from 3:30pm-5:00pm. Chemical-free cleaning products and makeup. Create samples of cleaning products to test at home. Learn about chemicals in cosmetics; how to read makeup labels. Download this event's flyer here. Download chemical-free cleaning products and makeup recipes.

TB: A New Look at an Old Problem

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, come to Hunneman Hall, Brookline Main Library, 361 Washington Street from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Kelly Holland, MD, Lynn Community Health Center; Patricia Iyer, MSN, RN, Mass. Department of Public Health TB Control and Prevention Program. CEUs: Nurses, EMTs, RS, REHS, CHOs. Download this event's flyer here

The Other Talk

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 come to the MLK Room at Brookline High School, 115 Greenough Street from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Parents, Caregivers - How to talk to college-bound students about student alcohol and drug use. Speaker from Caron's Student Assistance Program; Carol Adolescent Treatment Center. 

Health Implications of Fracked Gas

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, come to the Brookline Department of Public Health (Denny Room) from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Presentation by Mothers Out Front.

Brookline Rabies and Microchip Clinic for Pets

Rabies Vaccine $15. Microchip $15.
On Saturday, April 8, 2017, come to the Brookline Town Hall Lobby, 333 Washington Street between 9:00am-12:00 Noon. Pets must be with person 14+ years. On leash or in carrier. Download this event's flyer here.

For more information about National Public Health Week, contact Lynne Karsten, Director of Community Health at 617-730-2336 or at